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Effective presentation and communication of information using charts
This article looks at the variety of chart types and the features that make a particular chart type appropriate for the type of data being presented. Some useful tips on presentation are also provided, together with guidance on interpreting the data presented in the charts.

Accounting for joint products
The final article in a series on accounting for process costs identifies and explains the main aspects of accounting for joint products that emerge from a single process. Exam-style questions and explanatory answers are provided to illustrate the main points.

Process costing - losses in process
This article looks at accounting for losses, where an abnormal loss or gain occurs in a process, which is a major part of the Study Guide for the topic of process costing in Paper MA2.

Syllabus updates

Exam changes from February 2014 to August 2015
The article summarises the rationale for the latest qualification developments to the Foundation level and Knowledge papers, indicating which syllabuses are affected and when, outlining specifically which areas are being amended.

Exam technique

How to answer multiple-choice questions
Answering MCQs successfully requires you to develop a range of skills and exam techniques. Taking the steps set out in this article will help you to maximise your marks.

Computer-based exam technique
This article highlights the benefits of ACCA’s computer-based exams (CBEs), outlines how we have improved the CBE experience to make it even more intuitive for you and also provides some guidance on how to approach a CBE.

Five steps to multiple-choice success
A five-step approach to answering multiple-choice questions.

Last updated: 9 Nov 2014